• How you can help:

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Support Our Cause

Your donation or membership can help the National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association and bighorn sheep in many ways. It will assist in keeping the Center open throughout the year and help to fulfill our mission of educating people about bighorn sheep and the conservation of wildlife and wild lands.

Operational needs include not only paying for utilities, staffing, office supplies, and special events but also maps for visitors, exhibit maintenance and traveling education trunks.

Your donation may also be targeted for specific projects such as exhibit upgrades, underwriting annual auction and fundraiser dinner expenses, or assisting with bighorn sheep research or habitat improvements.

The National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that operates the National Bighorn Sheep Center. IRS Tax ID #83-0301605.

JOIN as a Member

Annual Membership Fees:

  • Individual:
  • Family:
  • Business:
  • Partner:
  • Patron’s Circle :
  • Summit Club:
  • Benefactor:
  • $30.00
  • $60.00
  • $125.00
  • $250.00
  • $500.00
  • $1,000.00
  • $5,000.00

Membership Benefits:

In addition to helping us spread the word about the value of bighorn sheep and other wildlife, a membership at any level entitles the card-holder to FREE admission and a 10% discount off most merchandise in our giftshop.


Individual: 2 VIP Passes for Your Guests.

Family: 4 VIP Passes for Your Guests.

Business: 6 “Big 4” Raffle Tickets for the Bighorn Bash Annual Fundraiser.

Partner: 12 “Big 4” Raffle Tickets for the Bighorn Bash Annual Fundraiser.

Patron’s Circle: 2 Dinner Tickets for the Bighorn Bash Annual Fundraiser.

Summit Club: Free Guided Wildlife Viewing Tour for 2 Members and up to 4 Guests.

Benefactor: Free Guided Wildlife Viewing Tour for 2 Members and up to 4 Guests, with Catered Lunch, Plus 2 Dinner Tickets for the Bighorn Bash Annual Fundraiser.

To Become a Member, input the gift amount that matches the membership level above.

New Bighorn Classroom Campaign

A VISION: A NEW CLASSROOM AT THE CENTER

It has long been apparent that the current exhibit hall lacks adequate space for student groups, tourists and meetings larger than a few people. With over 6,500 people visiting the National Bighorn Sheep Center in 2018 alone, among them over 435 students, 550 adults in 19 Road Scholars bus tours and many other special group visits, we have struggled keeping up with the growing demand of our small space for these special groups alongside our daily visitors.

We envision a Bighorn Classroom where students, families, and visitors of all ages learn about Bighorn Sheep and are inspired to care for wildlife and their habitat. If we are to reach out to and attract a wider audience, we need a spacious, welcoming area conducive to teaching and learning with ample room for traveling exhibits and workshop activities. The Classroom will give us space to accommodate our growing class and bus tours through educational programs and multimedia curricula. One of our educational objectives is to reach every fourth-grade class in Wyoming with a state-approved curriculum about bighorn sheep. We believe our children, as future leaders and conservationists, will make better decisions when they understand and appreciate firsthand our wildlife and valuable natural resources here in Wyoming. This new 1,044 square foot space will welcome educational programs as well as special events for students and local and international visitors. This simple multi-functional space will enable all visitors to have a richer experience and allow the NBSC to advance our mission more effectively.

The risks to wild sheep populations across North America have never been greater. Diseases and habitat loss have created tragic population declines. The NBSC is committed to educating and inspiring young and old to conserve bighorn sheep–the wildlife and habitat–for future generations. To carry out our mission we need to present the best programs and curricula, the latter integrated directly with the state educational requirements. Our new classroom will provide this inspiring and engaging learning space.

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO REACH OUR GOAL! $25,000 MATCHING GRANT FROM THE WYOMING COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

As of late May 2019, we have raised over $300,000 towards our $375,000 campaign goal, but we need your help now to help us get over the funding finish line! The new Bighorn Classroom will be a much-needed space where students, families and visitors of all ages learn about bighorn sheep and are inspired to care for wildlife and their habitat. With a matching grant of $25,000 awarded in March by the Wyoming Community Foundation, along with generous matching dollars from James Rice, Bert and Leigh Tuckey, the Robert B. and Emilie W. Betts Foundation, as well as the Falco Charitable Trust, every dollar YOU donate will be MATCHED to help reach our goal.

We invite you to make this new Bighorn Classroom a reality by making a contribution of any amount. Every dollar is MATCHED by the Wyoming Community Foundation, so NOW is a great time to donate!

Thank you to everyone who has contributed or pledged to-date and we look forward to the groundbreaking of this important expansion project.

Please donate today by contacting [email protected], call 307-455-3429 or make your secure donation online by clicking the donate link above and specifying the “Bighorn Classroom” selection.

NBSIA Conservation Education Fund: in partnership with the Gary Butler Family Foundation

Founded by the Gary Butler Family Foundation in Partnership with the WY Wild Sheep Foundation & the Wild Sheep Foundation

With the vision and support of Gary Butler, long-time supporter of wild sheep and wildlife in Wyoming, the NBSIA Conservation Education Fund was established in June, 2018. Interest generated from this Fund will be used towards NBSIA’s mission of educating people about bighorn sheep and the conservation of wildlife and wild lands by:

  • Educating the public about the life history, ecology, and management of bighorn sheep;
  • Developing a long-term partnership by NBSIA with the WY Wild Sheep Foundation and the Wild Sheep Foundation through educational partnerships and cooperative projects;
  • Providing educational outreach for partner groups as specified in the NBSIA Education Plan plus mutually agreed upon opportunities for NBSIA outreach.

Gary Butler and his family have long supported wildlife in Wyoming, whether through Gary’s 40-year career with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, contributing energy, sweat and financial support towards wildlife conservation or by instilling an appreciation for wildlife and wild country in young people. Gary has been honored not only through the Ron Ball Award and his induction into the Wyoming Outdoor Hall of Fame, but his passion and commitment to wildlife lives on in the legacy of conservation funds dedicated to supporting wildlife for the long-term.

The establishment of the NBSIA Conservation Education Fund will focus on education and engagement through NBSIA’s education programs and partnerships. To establish the NBSIA Conservation Education Fund, the Butler Family Foundation contributed $25,000. NBSIA has agreed to build the principal to $250,000 or more within the next ten years. Your donation will be used to grow the principal and only the interest earned will be used to finance NBSIA’s educational efforts far into the future.

We are honored Gary chose NBSIA and are excited for this fund to support education and outreach long into the future. We sincerely hope the Butler Family’s gift inspires others to contribute to this important fund.

How YOU can help support the NBSIA Conservation Education Fund: Help us reach our fundraising goal!

In addition to helping us spread the word about the value of bighorn sheep and other wildlife, a membership at any level entitles the card-holder to FREE admission and a 10% discount off most merchandise in our giftshop.

Help us reach the $250,000 goal! Your one-time or sustained tax-deductible contribution to the NBSIA Conservation Education Fund will support educational projects and programs by NBSIA. Your donation to the Fund will be recognized on NBSIA’s website, through annual reports, or you may remain anonymous if you desire.

Donate through our website, through the “donation” button above, with a note that your donation is designated to the “NBSIA Butler Conservation Education Fund”. Thank you!

Or by calling or emailing: (307) 455-3429 or [email protected]

 Donors  to the NBSIA Conservation Education Fund: in partnership with the Gary Butler Family Foundation

names of donors will be listed here 

Volunteer

The National Bighorn Sheep Center Volunteers provide key support to our daily operations. Your help is needed to allow us to grow and provide services and programs to both human and bighorn populations. Our goal in developing our volunteer program is to provide rewarding learning opportunities and experiences that advance bighorn conservation through education, hands-on stewardship projects and special events and programs.

Center staff support volunteers with training and guidance for all volunteer opportunities, whether they are one-time stewardship projects or a long-term investment of skills and talents. We welcome volunteers in all capacities, so whatever your skills and schedule, there’s a place for you on the National Bighorn Sheep Center team!

Volunteer Opportunities

Education L.A.M.B.S. Program
Docent at the Center
Admissions and Visitor Services
Stewardship Projects
Special Events
Maintenance
Administration, Membership & Fundraising

Wish List

There are many different ways to support the National Bighorn Sheep Center. You can volunteer, donate money, or donate items to support our work. If you would like to help us purchase any of these items through a donation click here.

  • Postage Stamps
  • Printer paper: 8.5”x11” and colored or cardstock
  • iPads for Education Programs & more
  • Simple folding wheel chair for visitors
  • Gift Cards: Staples, Amazon, gas stations
  • Wireless bluetooth speakers for special events and presentations
  • New Laptop (PC or Mac)

You! Visit our volunteer page to find out more!